News for Politics students -- 9-7-2021

  1. Politics Department Fall Welcome: Friday September 10, 4-5pm. Get to know your professors and have some fun with your fellow political science students. There will be a Kahoot! and other fun activities as well as a chance to win prizes. Organized by your peer mentors and the Politics Club. Zoom link here; Meeting ID 872 2442 4885 Passcode PSCIFun.
  2. “Taking Meaningful Action on Climate Change Using the Tools of Democracy,” Sept. 16. 5-6pm. Want to do something about climate change? Hear how Citizens’ Climate Lobby is engaging students to take climate action. Tune in to our Informational Session to learn about Citizens’ Climate Lobby and how you can make a difference in creating the political will for legislation that will put us on the path to reduce the emissions that are changing our climate. See more details and register here.
  3. “The Right to Bear Arms: A Conversation,” Sept. 17. Join us for a guided discussion on the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to celebrate Constitution Day! Please listen to "The Gun Show" (More Perfect podcast) prior to the event. Register here. 12 to 1 p.m. Questions? Contact Dr. Joice Chang (Department of Politics) at All participants will be eligible to win $10 Amazon or Cafe Brio gift cards! 
  4. Sacramento Semester Program. If you are a Junior or Senior in political science or international studies and would like an opportunity to intern in the state capitol in Sacramento, the Sacramento Semester Program may be a good fit for you. This hands-on internship offers you the possibility of interning in California state government offices, while taking related courses towards your major/minor in political science! This program takes place every Spring semester and has opened doors for many past students to longer term careers in politics and policy. To learn more, join the director, Jamie Jackson, for an information session about the program and how to apply on Wednesday, September 22, from 12-1:30pm (via zoom).To register, fill out the form here. More details about the program can be found here.
  5. Peer mentor office hours. Politics Department peer mentors Samuel Perez ( and Serena Archila ( host drop-in office hours every week. Let them help you: plan a path through the major, answer coursework questions, help motivate you to stay focused on your success, and support you during challenging times. Sammy’s hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4pm and by appointment (Zoom room link). Serena’s office hours: Mondays from 4-5pm, Wednesdays from 3-4pm, and by appointment (Zoom link).
  6. Campus/Community Dialogue on Race Deadline, Sept. 20. Submit your “virtual” workshop, presentation, or facilitated discussion proposal for the 23rd annual Campus/Community Dialogue (CDOR) on Race: Oct. 25-Oct. 29. PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Monday, Sept. 20, 5pm. Submit your proposal here. CDOR is an annual event at HSU that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance. Students can earn a unit of credit in ES 480, Campus & Community Dialogue on Race. This year's theme is “Dismantle and Heal: Building Coalition Against Forced Division.” Keynote speaker Hari Kondabolu is an American stand-up comic, actor, filmmaker, and podcast host. His comedy covers subjects such as race, inequity, and Indian stereotypes. Featured speaker Satsuki Ina was born in the Tule Lake Segregation Center, a WWII American concentration camp, and is currently co-founder of Tsuru for Solidarity, a grassroots, direct action project of Japanese American social justice advocates working to support communities targeted by racism and unjust incarceration. For more information, see here and here.
  7. CCAT internship, Sept. 24 deadline. The Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) is excited to offer an internship/service learning opportunity in the form of an Assistant Co-Director position. This is an unpaid position requiring a maximum of 10 hours per week. Assistant co-directors will get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to manage a nonprofit organization with a reputation for creating effective and engaged leaders. Apply by 5pm on Sept. 24. Position and application details on Handshake here. Job #5091673.
  8. Zero Waste Humboldt jobs and opportunities. Zero Waste Humboldt’s new board of directors has dedicated itself to fundraising and reopening the organization to concentrate on the connection of Zero Waste work to Climate Action, new Systems for Reuse, and helping local businesses, schools, and government to meet the mandates of State laws to reduce food waste. There are several ways that HSU students can participate in Zero Waste Humboldt. 1. Part-time and/or temporary employment (we are creating a pool of people who are trained and ready to join research, measurement/monitoring projects, and other work as needed). 2. Work-Study employment. 3. Volunteer in events, on waste audit crews, in public education campaigns, etc. 5. Internships – designed for online and in person. 6. Community service learning projects - online and in person. 7. Leadership on the ZWH advisory board or governing board of directors. See the Zero Waste Humboldt website for contact information.